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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

We have our new awning ! Supplied and installed by the VP of Rock Glen Resort, Rob Russell.

Where are we today ?
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         Kinda of a cooler overcast day but we can deal with that, not too windy at least. Few morning walkabouts to get the blood flowing. 
        Checked with Rob (VP of Rock glen Resort) here in the office and he said they will likely install our new awning this morning once the drizzle lets up a bit. If you have followed our blog for a while you will have read that we had a major wind gust back on May 14th, and it did a huge number on our coaches awning, yep it was toast ! That posting is HERE. After calling our insurance company they said we could get a quote where we liked and submit it. Talking to Rob the VB here at Rock Glen Resort he said he could help us out and give a quote. Submitted to Wayfarer Insurance and it was approved. Very expensive, a 20 foot acrylic awning the same as our original, Installed on site. Rob ordered it in and was here when we came back last week. Today was the day to do the install.
         I had prepped the coach a bit by removing the old one before and installing the new lower brackets and center support. Shortly after 11 am today Rob and 2 helpers came out with this huge awning and was completely installed and operational in about 45 minutes. He really knows what he is doing it went so slick. And was covered by insurance. Now how is that for help from a campground VP ?  
our new awning installed
Rob and Suzie showing it off
this morning sunshine in the trees and dark clouds
this is our coach with no awning
Rob and Ron unwrapping it
all laid out ready to install
Rob on the ladder guiding it on the track
slid right on in no time 
securing it to the rail
Just like original equipment
now brand new.
Awesome job Rob thanks so much
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        I puttered around a bit after lunch, installed our new CB antenna I picked up last week, it would have been in the way for the awning install.
        Then talked with our new neighbors and were invited over to  meet them and chat for a bit (Happy Hour) What a nice couple, mind you there is not many rv'ers that are not nice and friendly.
Mark and Denise
         Now it's time for supper, fire  up our Weber Q and let it preheat while I made a salad and grilled a couple tender bone-in pork chops for a very tasty supper.
Yep was yummy
          Then afterwards we enjoyed the fresh outside evening air, reading and blogging in the warm sunshine until almost 8:30pm. What's not to like about that.
           Glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did our productive one.
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24 comments:

  1. Good looking awning and it was FREE!! Way to go, aye??

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    1. Thanks Charlie we sure have missed it, and the price was right.

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  2. The new awning install and completion looks great.

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  3. Glad to see your new awning is on. Glad the wind slowed down for you or it could have caused problems with the install. Now you will be ready for the real sunny days.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  4. The new awning looks great, George...!

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    1. Thanks Paul, sure is nice to have an awning again.

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  5. Nice looking awning. Isn't it wonderful to work with people that know what they are actually doing.

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    1. It sure is, so slick and easy to see it done. By the campground VP right on site.

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  6. Nice looking awning, George! Glad Rob was able to help out, he's a great vp!

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    1. Thanks Patsy, Rob has always treated us well.

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  7. Looks good and I know you're glad to get it back.

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  8. We replaced just the fabric in our awning a couple years ago. That was quite a job. We all know that awnings are pretty important items on an RV.

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    1. Replacing the fabric is much more work than replacing the whole awning, and much less expensive, our whole awning was toast though, twisted and broken.

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  9. Wel, it's nice to see your coach all dressed up again. And in only 45 minutes!
    I have no luck grilling pirk chops, they allways turn out like shoe leather. What's your secret?

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    1. Yes is so nice to have it back, Rob really knows his stuff that why it was done so quickly.
      Grilled chops get tough by over cooking them , they only take a 2-4 minutes a side and these chops were almost an inch thick 140f internal temp should be slightly pink and will be perfect, like a good steak the fat marbling keeps them moist.

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  10. Great to see you have your awning replaced. I rarely use the awning on my Lazy Daze because it is super flimsy. Enjoy your "new" shady space!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl we will enjoy it, ours is pretty heavy duty, and 20 feet long but a sudden wind gust of 50 mph and took off like a huge sail.

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  11. Looks great! Thanks for the share!
    Rachel

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  12. New awning looks great! We've been having some wind... and gusts of wind... and I think of you and your problems. So far we've been okay, but it's wound pretty close to the rig.

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    1. Ours was open but secured pretty good, but a 5- mph wind right at it is not good.

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